Is Toronto a better startup environment than Silicon Valley? Google’s engineering head thinks so

When it comes to tech startups, Steve Woods knows what he's talking about. Before he became Google Canada's senior engineering director, Woods founded and ran three Silicon Valley startups, including early voice portal

Published on: October 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Google plans to split $5M among Canada’s 10 most innovative non-profits

TORONTO – Google Inc. wants to make 10 Canadian non-profit organizations very happy. On Friday the company revealed it was bringing philanthropic arm Google.org’s Impact Challenge to Canada for the first time. “Google’s

Published on: October 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

3 insights for advertisers from Google’s Canadian DoubleClick leadership summit [infographic]

Google Inc. had a few tips for Canadian advertisers at the most recent conference held by its display ad placement division, DoubleClick. On Oct. 27, the search giant's northern arm invited leaders from

Published on: October 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

QuickBooks gets new integrations with Google, more to come

QuickBooks users can now prepare invoices for their clients simply by scheduling their work time in Google Calendar, thanks to a new partnership announced between Intuit Inc. and Google on Oct. 21. The

Published on: October 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Google shops opening in Best Buy locations across Canada

This week, Google shops have begun popping up in Best Buy locations across Canada, with a total of 14 “Experience Stores” to open across the country by the end of 2016. Starting this

Published on: October 21st, 2016 Alex Radu

New AdWords service makes it easy to send texts consumers will actually read

Nobody likes receiving junk texts - but what if a potential customer indicated they wanted to hear from you? That appears to be Google Inc.'s thinking behind click-to-message ads, a new AdWords feature

Published on: October 19th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How to save money with new Google Flights and Hotels features

Google's search tool is getting another upgrade and this time, it's to help you find the best prices when travelling. Google Inc. announced updates to Google Flights and Google Hotels on Tuesday. With the

Published on: October 18th, 2016 Alex Radu

Unboxing for business: Google Pixel

Look who’s back in the smartphone hardware game. Don’t search the answer: it’s Google. And we’re not talking about another Nexus device. Google is bringing two brand new devices to market with the

Published on: October 18th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Google acquires Toronto influencer marketing startup FameBit

A Toronto startup that connects companies with influential online video creators has been purchased by YouTube owner Google Inc. FameBit, which since its founding three years ago has seen brands and YouTube content

Published on: October 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

It’s official: Google’s entering the hardware market

Published on: October 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

First look at Google’s new Samsung- and iPhone-killer, the Pixel

Samsung Electronics Ltd. is about to lose a big chunk of the North American smartphone market. It's difficult to reach any other conclusion after spending a few minutes with the Pixel, the new

Published on: October 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canadians watched 60 per cent more YouTube in 2015 than 2014, new data shows [infographic]

YouTube is a favourite with Canadians of all ages, and across all devices, with newly released statistics illustrating why advertisers might want to think twice about adding the channel to their marketing mix.

Published on: September 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Ed Snowden warns against using Google’s new chat app Allo

Google Allo, the new chat app launched today on iOS and Android that inserts AI into your conversations, is the equivalent of state surveillance and should be avoided, according to whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Published on: September 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Now you can send Google Drive files or Facebook photos through Outlook

If you're a Microsoft Outlook user wondering why you still have to manually attach documents to messages when they're already stored on Google Drive, or upload photos that you've already posted on Facebook,

Published on: September 16th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood